History is New Zealand's only television channel purely dedicated to history, bringing the power and passion of the past to life. It not only satisfies New Zealand's ever-growing demand for historical programming - it stimulates our curiosity to know more about our world.
History has exclusive access to a vast library of the world's best historical and factual programming offering a high standard of quality in both production value and research - not just from every corner, but about every corner of the world.
History drama telling the story of a group of astonishing, young working-class suffragettes who helped get the vote for UK women a century ago. 2018 marks 100 years since the first women over the age of 30, who owned property, were allowed to vote in the UK. But the fight for the vote was about more than the Pankhurst family or Emily Davison’s fateful collision with the king’s horse. In this dramatised documentary, popular historian Lucy Worsley tells the story of a group of less well known, but equally astonishing, young working-class suffragettes who decided to go against every rule and expectation that Edwardian society had about them. Lucy and her group of suffragettes from the Women’s Social Political Union reveal how women got the vote through their brave, trailblazing and often dangerous activities. Lucy looks at the role of politics, police and parliament in the partial enfranchisement of women in 1918, followed by the coalition of groups who successfully achieved the vote for all women over 21 some ten years later.
Turning Point traces the early lives of four of the 20th century’s most famous leaders and how/when, they reached a critical turning point in their lives. Josef Stalin’s mother was determined that he would become a priest. Adolf Hitler was convinced that he would be a famous artist until the Vienna Academy of Fine Arts rejected him and he became a homeless loner. Winston Churchill was an uninspiring student and a political failure until his escape from a Boer POW prison made him famous and relaunched his political career. The British mother of Kaiser Wilhelm II was determined to mould him into an enlightened monarch who would bring peace to Europe. However, he came to despise her values and her British homeland. Turning Point weaves interviews with international experts, rarely seen archive materials and on location shooting together into surprising portraits of young men and the turning points that changed them - and the world.
Time to think again? Julius Caesar – general, dictator, politician. In life, he shaped the Roman world we know today. Mary Beard is on a mission to reveal the real Julius Caesar. Challenging everything you thought you knew about the great dictator, Mary will ask what were the key steps in his path to dictatorship and why did it all end when he was murdered by his closest friends in the most famous assassination plot in history? Was his brutal end inevitable?
Executive produced by multiple EMMY Award-winning producers Toms Hanks and Gary Goetzman (HBO's John Adams and The Pacific) and EMMY Award-winning producer Mark Herzog (History Channel's Gettysburg), The Nineties takes us back to the presidencies of George H. W. Bush and Bill Clinton, technological triumphs and terrorist tragedies, the grunge revolution and hip-hops ascendance to the mainstream, interracial conflict in Los Angeles to New York and all points in between, and the ground breaking and genre-bending new era of television that gave us a window into the decade that set the stage for the way we live today.
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